A U.S. District Court judge tossed out a trademark lawsuit against international fashion house Louis Vuitton claiming that it copied the design of LVL XII, a small, luxury sneaker designer and manufacturer. It all came down to a strip of metal that both companies attach to the front of the sole of their sneakers that are called “toe places.”
The case never even went to a jury. The judge ruled that there was no infringement and dismissed the case. Here are the two sneakers.
Louis Vitton Sneaker with toe place LVL XII Sneaker with toe place
Here is what’s really amazing about this whole affair: These sneakers sell for $500 to $1,200!